“You must teach them to your children and talk about them when you are at home or out for a walk; at bedtime and the first thing in the morning. Tie them on your finger, wear them on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house!” Deuteronomy 6:7-9
Spring has sprung! This beautiful season causes all of us to have a lighter heart, including our kids. As her mom buckled her daughter into her car seat, Little Bella was singing at the top of her lungs. Bella and her mom had been listening to Christian radio all week and she was quickly learning the music as they sang together. Her mom had just told her husband that morning how blessed she felt to enjoy this special time on her way to preschool each morning.
I have such respect and admiration for you, parents, who are building Christian faith in your children. Living out the instructions of Deuteronomy is one of those things that all good parents have intentions of doing. BUT, the hard part of following through, knowing what to say, understanding what a child can comprehend, and just getting it done makes it a challenging part of parenting.
BUT, singing praise music is one way that helps your kids to learn about God. We do this best – and it is more real – when we tell AND sing about our own hope and joy in Jesus.
When We All Get to Heaven
by Eliza Hewitt
Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace.
In the mansions bright and blessèd
He’ll prepare for us a place.
When we all get to Heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
We’ll sing and shout the victory!*